Discord's Student

by MlpFluttershy

Prologue: The Deal

Fluttershy was in the garden watering the flowers. She was completely unaware that Discord was watching her from a tree above.

"She is beautiful," he whispered to himself quietly. "If only she wasn't so innocent."

"Hello, Discord!" Fluttershy said. "What are you doing up there?"

"Oh... um nothing, my dear!" He yawned. "Just relaxing."

"In a tree?" Fluttershy asked.

"I am the Lord of Chaos. I can relax anywhere I like," Discord said.

Fluttershy giggled and looked up at Discord. His eyes met hers and he got lost in their teal gleam. They were a void that seemed to go on forever. "Discord are you okay?" Fluttershy's concerned voice asked, bringing him back to reality.

He snapped out of his daze and said, "Of course, dear Fluttershy. Now, I'd love to chat but I have some work to do with Tia. Being reformed and all has made me quite the helper, and of course Tia can't do anything on her own. Who knows what she'll want from me this time?"

With that, Discord snapped his fingers and was gone. The thing was though, Discord had no plans with Celestia. He was going off to think. He needed to find a way to corrupt Fluttershy. No, he needed a way to deform her.

Fluttershy woke up to the sound of running water. She looked down to see water rising up from the floor. Terrified for herself and her animals, she scrambled out of bed and yelled for her animals to follow her. Then, she flew out of her house with her animals trailing her. She took the animals and put them all in trees to keep them safe.

"Stay up here, while I go find Twilight and the girls," she told them.

The animals chipped and chirped in protest, but Fluttershy assured them she would be fine. Fluttershy flew off to Twilight's new castle quickly.

As she flew, she saw many other ponies struggling in the rising water. She wished to help them, but knew it was for the greater good if she went to Twilight's as quickly as possible. She made a mental note to check back later, just in case.

As Fluttershy entered the castle, she noticed Twilight casting spells in order to keep the water out.

"Must...protect...books..." Twilight gasped, her spells not holding out the water for long.

"Twilight, what are we going to do? Where's Spike?" Fluttershy asked, helping Twilight by mopping up any water that got in.

"I don't know what's going on! Oh, and Spike is with Rarity." Twilight told her, while struggling with her spells. "This is just way to chaotic."

Both girls froze. Behind them they heard a deep, low chuckle. Fluttershy started weeping, knowing exactly who had caused this mess. She had thought that after the Tirek incident, Discord had changed for the better. She had hoped that he was finally completely reformed. Sadly, she was wrong.

"Took you long enough, Princess. I've been standing here for a full hour, waiting for you to figure out that it was I, Discord, the Lord of Chaos, who has turned Equestria into a swimming pool. Totally chaotic, right?"

Twilight glared at Discord, while Fluttershy continued to weep.

"We'll stop you with the Elements of Harmony!" Twilight told him. "We'll turn you to stone!"

"Wouldn't you need the rest of your friends to do that?" Discord asked with a smirk. "I'm afraid that by the time you reach them, they'll have been without oxygen for quite some time now,"

With those words, Fluttershy snapped. She flew up to Discord and glared at him. He just smirked at her.

"Why? Why are you doing this? I thought you'd changed," Fluttershy cried. Then, almost in a whisper, she muttered, "I thought we were friends."

"That's the thing!" Discord bolted at her. "You tried to change me. Why is it me who has to change? Why can't you change for me?"

Fluttershy was about to respond when Discord cut her off. "Now, this brings us to my little deal," he said as he softly ran his fingers through Fluttershy's mane. She pulled away him and hid behind Twilight, who was frowning at him.

"You want Equestia back to its boring old self. I want a student," Discord said, calmly.

"A what?" Twilight asked, her ears picking up at the idea of learning something new, even if it was from Discord.

"A student, someone I can train in my chaotic ways. Of course, I'd give this student some of my magic. Then, we'd go onto our own little piece of land in the Everfree Forest. There, I'd train my student, and we can spread our chaos freely."

Twilight stared in horror at Discord, while Fluttershy continued to hide behind her. Finally, Twilight looked up at Discord and asked, "How long do I have to decide?"

He responded, "Oh, I'd say you have five minutes before everyone drowns."

Twilight sighed, "Deal, I'll-"

"Take me."

Discord and Twilight turned to see Fluttershy come out from behind her. Fluttershy held her head high and stared at Discord. Then she turned to Twilight. "Twilight let me do this. I know him better than you do. I am the one who failed to reform him. I deserve this."

Before Twilight could argue, Discord snapped his fingers, and Fluttershy appeared in arms.

"Welcome to Discord's School of Chaos!" He snickered.

He snapped his fingers, and they were gone.